What You Say Matters
Learn the bio-behavioral method of teaching that accelerates student learning and progress.
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“This course was a great investment. A fabulous way to start off 2020, and it’s strengthening my business because my clients are more engaged and getting better. Everybody’s winning!”
— Paige, Cohort 2 / January 2020
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What You Say Matters covers key motor learning theory concepts that are proven to enhance your teaching. Each week you'll tackle a new topic using a mix of video demonstrations, written assignments, homework, and quizzes.
Week 1: Types of Feedback
- Learn what Motor Learning is and it's application to Pilates
- Types of Feedback in Motor Learning
- The important difference between motivational comments, prompts and augmented feedback in learning of exercises for clients
Week 2: Teach More By Talking Less
- More feedback is not better for learning. Learn about the guidance hypothesis.
- Learn the systematic approach for how to reduce your feedback to client to promote and enhance learning of the Pilates method (bandwidth reduction, summary feedback, average feedback reduction)
- Learn the benefits of this implementation for you as a teacher and a client
Week 3: Corrections Under Construction
- Learn how to increase the quality of cues
- Learn to train your eye to see imbalances in the body
- Develop a systematic approach to deliver these cues to enhance learning
- Learn how these implementations will benefit you and your clients
Week 4: Reinforcement, Tone, and Timing
- Learn the difference between Positive and Negative Feedback
- Learn if “negative” feedback is really negative
- Learn a systematic way to present negative feedback to promote learning
Week 5: Everything Else But the Verbal Feedback
- Learn if Demonstration of exercises is beneficial to learning exercises rooted in motor learning theory
- Learn how manual corrections are not beneficial to learning and retaining exercises.
- Learn how the use of props can be extremely beneficial for a client to learn a skill and correction
- Learn how to program with exercises to help promote skill learning
Week 6: What Did I Just Learn?
- Review material learned in previous modules
- Take home points of how this methodology of teaching will benefit you as a teacher as well as your clients
“Before this course, while my clients thought of me as a good teacher and I agreed, I don’t think I had quite found my personal style - and this was after years of teaching. I also needed more confidence in my teaching, and knew I could do more to help my clients to reach their goals. After this course I am definitely more confident in my teaching.”
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The Kinexology Method Courses are geared towards a Pilates instructor’s perspective on teaching. We focus on theories and topics that will improve the teaching of Pilates for you and your students.
Every course is rooted in Motor Learning research, and is interactive with information, worksheets, homework, and quizzes to ensure maximum understanding and conceptual retention. Each course will give you a “system” that you can apply to your teaching immediately, so clients will begin to see results quickly.
Each course was developed and is presented by Chelsea Corley who holds a Master's Degree in Biobehavioral Science in Motor Learning and Control from Columbia University, Teachers College. She is a Romana's Pilates Certified instructor and has been utilizing Motor Learning Theory in her Pilates instruction for years. Learn from one of the experts in the field and change your teaching for the better!